Arti Cheese Fest

Beer and cheese, lots of cheese, at the Artisan Cheese Fest this Saturday. We’ve got pairings to get excited about. Photo:

MONDAY April 2
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
If the trailer is any indication, this is the most beautiful ode to sushi ever created. The documentary follows sushi chef Jiro Ono and his three Michelin–starred restaurant, and it’s playing for one week only at the Landmark Egyptian. There are multiple showings every day through Friday, April 6.

WEDNESDAY April 4
Think and Drink
Greenwood’s Naked City Brewery and Taphouse is hosting a night of intellectual discussion and beer; a classic pairing. The coordinators of the Happiness Initiative will lead a discussion about consumerism and happiness in post-war America at 7 pm.

THURSDAY April 5
The Saint’s Fourth Birthday
The tequila-obsessed Capitol Hill bar is celebrating its fourth year with special tequilas, drink specials, and a mariachi band. Happy hour starts at 5, the party really kicks off at 7, and reservations can be made by calling The Saint.

Lamb Dinner
The Corson Building is shifting into spring mode with a lamb dinner from 6 to 10. Reservations are recommended for the $35 meal.

SATURDAY April 7
Washington Artisan Cheese Festival
Cheesemongers and makers from all over the state will convene at the Seattle Design Center to bring Seattle a huge variety of cheeses to taste alongside other local foods and beverages. The event runs from noon to 6, and tickets are $35.

SUNDAY April 8
Easter Brunches
It’s Easter, national day of brunch. There are tons of restaurants around town putting on special meals—Sunday holds everything from turducken to pit-smoked ham. We’ve got tons of options for you.

TUESDAY April 10
Coyote Cooks Pop Up
The downtown center for adolescents has been putting on a monthly pop-up dinner helmed by notable local chefs (Tamara Murphy of Terra Plata most recently) the second Tuesday of every month. This month’s dinner from Ocho is sold out, but maybe there’s hope on the waitlist. On the docket for May: a Caribbean meal created by Island Soul, get your tickets quick.

BEYOND

September 20-23 Farm-to-Table Photography Workshop
Local photographer Clare Barboza will lead a three-day workshop on Whidbey Island for aspiring food photographers. Students will learn how to use natural light and effectively document stories about food through photography. The $1,250 price includes lodging, transportation, instruction, and wine.